Yvette Norwood Tiger is reviewed by Jazzweekly

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Yvette Norwood-Tiger: Love Is

Yvette Norwood-Tiger teams together with a bopping quartet of trumpeter Michael Mackey, bassists Joshua Ewers or Phil McArthur, keyboardist Ken Burkhart and drummer Jose Roman Duque for a doen tunes that mix her material with classic jazz standards. She gives a riveting unaccompanied delivery of Duke Ellington’s “Come Sunday” that glows like a candle in the Narthex, while a due with Burkhart on her own “Time IS A Wrecking Ball” is an alluring intimate affair. With the band, she gets passionate with Mackey on the John Coltrane’s modal “Dear Lord/Psalm 40:1-3” and asserts herself alongside Ewers’ bass line on his “Equinox.” A rich scat bouncing back with Mackey ricochet’s on her “It’s Time For Love” and she strong working up a sweat on Horace Silver’s “Song For My Father” not being intimidated at all by the bebopping trumpeter. This lady has confidence in her sweet soul.

Kari Gaffney

Kari Gaffney

Since 1988 Kari-On Productions has helped artists get an even footing in the industry through jazz promotion in the genres of Jazz, World & Latin Jazz through Jazz Radio and Publicity. Why do we do both, because they compliment each other, and we care about fiscal longevity for the artist.

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